HC Deb 28 January 1999 vol 324 cc378-9W
Mr. Swinney

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the percentage of the NHS performance pool money announced by his Department on 18 March 1998 for NHS trusts which met waiting list targets which has been allocated; if he will give the value of such money distributed to each health trust; what criteria were used to make awards; and if he will publish the target levels for waiting lists for each health trust and the actual current level of waiting list. [65807]

Mr. Galbraith

[holding answer 18 January 1999]: No allocations have yet been made from the money set aside to reward good performance by NHS Trusts in reducing waiting lists. The target levels for waiting lists reductions are held at Health Board level and are given in Table A. Waiting lists figures, by Health Board, at 30 September 1998 are set out in Table B. Waiting lists data, by Health Board, is published quarterly, and the figures for 31 December 1998 are not yet available. From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.

Table A: NHS in Scotland: Waiting lists to be met by 31 March 1999, by Health Board
Health Board Target
Argyll and Clyde 7,304
Ayrshire and Arran 6,113
Borders 1,565
Dumfries and Galloway 2,290
Fife 7,732
Forth Valley 4,308
Grampian 8,757
Greater Glasgow 13,307
Highland 3,380
Lanarkshire 9,525
Lothian 11,874
Orkney 184
Shetland 379
Tayside 7,336
Western Isles 450
Table B: NHS in Scotland: Inpatient and day case waiting list, by Health Board, on 30 September 1998
Health Board Number waiting
Argyll and Clyde 7,083
Ayrshire and Arran 5,916
Borders 1,497
Dumfries and Galloway 2,137
Fife 8,109
Forth Valley 4,030
Grampian 9,583
Greater Glasgow 13,738
Highland 3,403
Lanarkshire 9,264
Lothian 10,701
Orkney 213
Shetland 413
Tayside 8,252
Western Isles 419


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